ACT! versions that work on Windows 8

This account is our QA team’s experience and is not in any way a definitive guide.  We offer it as it may assist others to set expectations with the new Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro and Windows 8 Enterprise operating systems.  Windows 8 RT for Surface is a tablet OS and is not presumed to run the ACT! application.  We will confirm this when our Surface device arrives.

Testing Environment

ACT! 2013 was tested on a new PC: Athlon II X4 645 3.1GHz 64-bit , 4GB DDR3 RAM, Windows 8 Pro 64-bit.

All other tests: Intel Xeon E5520 2.27GHz 64-bit, 2GB RAM, Windows 8 Pro running in VMWare 5.0.0.812388

ACT! versions that work on Windows 8 without issues

  • ACT! 6
  • ACT! 2009 and 2010 – works fine, but you are shown an error message during installation. “This program has compatibility issues (Microsoft SQL Server 2005)”. When running ACT! and upgrading a database we noted the message:  “Exceptions occurred while executing the database Schema Update Script”. Database seemed to successfully update.
  • ACT! 2011
  • ACT! 2012
  • ACT! 2013

ACT! versions that do not work with Windows 8
ACT! 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 – these do not install correctly on Windows 8. An error message is generated that reads “This app cannot run on your PC”.

CompanionLink works with all versions of ACT! 3.0 and higher.

Forbes.com article includes CompanionLink in Top 9 Apps for Salespeople

This is a big day for CompanionLink.  Gene Marks, contributor for Forbes.com, mentioned CompanionLink in the same article as some heavyweights such Amazon, Evernote, and Square.  The article is about Gene’s top 9 apps that he recommends salespeople must have on their smartphones.

This is not a new company or two dudes working out of a garage.  My clients and I have used CompanionLink’s products for a decade.  I also like the fact that they’re not in bed with any one software maker – they make synching products for them all.

CompanionLink has always felt there is strong value in offer mobile business professionals a reliable and platform-agnostic way to integrate their phones with their business contacts, agenda, and notes.  Our mantra has always been “Your data, your device.”  We’re proud to support the entire spectrum of major mobile platforms and let you choose which device to use and how you wish you keep your data integrated. We do it with integrity and without farming or selling your data to advertisers because we feel that’s what business professionals really want.

Today’s mention by Gene was a testimonial for our mission.  Thank you, Gene.

DejaOffice on NOOK is off to a great start with 5-star reviews

We launched DejaOffice for NOOK Color and NOOK Tablet in late April. We’re off to a great start with a 5-star average for reviews. Some of the comments have been very supportive for our cause.

“Best PIM”

“I love being able to color code my activitites and tasks. It is nice to have tasks, memos, contacts and calendar all in the same program!”

“Best Suite for Nook”
“Wish i would’ve found this a long time ago. Works perfectly”

New CompanionLink Review and Giveaway by Windows Guides

The team over at Windows Guides has posted a review of CompanionLink 4. The review highlights the some of the changes and benefits that CompanionLink 4 introduced, including the new interface and auto-sync. In addition to the review, Windows Guides is running a giveaway where 3 winners will get a copy of CompanionLink Professional with our RunStart installation service completely free!

Read the full Windows Guides review here and be sure to check out the giveaway here too. You can download a 14-day free trial of CompanionLink for Outlook or CompanionLink Professional at www.companionlink.com/outlook.

Android Lounge Reviews CompanionLink for Outlook

Android Lounge just posted a review of the new CompnionLink for Outlook – Read the full review (Google Translate link)

More information about CompanionLink for Outlook can be found at www.companionlink.com/outlook

Forbes and NY Times Recommend CompanionLink’s BlackBerry Sync with Outlook 2010

Not so long ago, RIM updated their Desktop Software package to support Microsoft Outlook 2010. However, they only offered support for the 32-bit edition of Outlook 2010, not the 64-bit edition. CompanionLink announced compatibility with both the 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Microsoft Outlook 2010 with BlackBerry and other mobile devices. Recently, popular publications Forbes and the New York Times reviewed CompanionLink’s sync solution for BlackBerry with Outlook 2010.

In the New York Times Personal Tech Q&A section, columnist J. D. Biersdorfer mentions that official support documents from BlackBerry indicate that BlackBerry Desktop Software 6.0 is not compatible with Microsoft Outlook 2010 64-bit. Biersdorfer suggests CompanionLink as a solution for synchronizing with BlackBerry devices.

A post on the Forbes Investor blog by writer Marc Gerstein highlights his frustrating experience spending hours trying to sync his BlackBerry Tour with Outlook 2010. Gerstein points out that his frustrations are shared with many BlackBerry owners facing similar sync problems. Gerstein then turned to CompanionLink to solve his BlackBerry to Outlook 2010 sync issues. CompanionLink was able to sync Gerstein’s data within a few minutes.

Want to know more? Visit www.companionlink.com/blackberry

DejaOffice recommended among top Android productivity apps by industry analyst Jeff Vance

Datamation published an article written by IT analyst Jeff Vance highlighting the top smartphone apps for mobile productivity. Jeff recommends the DejaOffice app as a great way to keep contacts and calendar events organized. The app allows advanced features like linking contacts to calendar events and creating categories.

DejaOffice is a contact-manager app suite with modules for calendar, contacts, tasks and notes. It is currently available at no cost for Android, iPhone and iPad.

You can read the full article here, and find more information about DejaOffice at www.dejaoffice.com

DejaOffice - Link your Contacts to a Calendar event

PC World Reviews CompanionLink for Google

Yesterday, PC World writer Preston Gralla posted a helpful review of CompanionLink for Google. The review details the dilemma many users have in synchronizing their Android phones with Microsoft Outlook. CompanionLink for Google syncs Outlook contacts, calendar and tasks with any Google, Gmail, or Google Apps Premier account. Google can then wirelessly sync your Outlook data with most smartphones using the free Google Sync service.

Read the PC World article here. You can download a 14-day free trial of CompanionLink for Google at www.companionlink.com/google

Windows Guides reviews CompanionLink

A new review of CompanionLink has been posted over at the Windows Guides site. The review mentions, as posted earlier, that CompanionLink supports sync with Outlook 2010 64-bit. Head on over to https://mintywhite.com/software-reviews/companionlink-enables-sync-outlook-mobile/ to read the review.

Droidforums.net reviews CompanionLink

We recently spotted a pretty detailed review of the CompanionLink software over at droidforums.net. Check it out, the review goes through the details of installation, configuration and support. There’s even a video walk through.

https://www.droidforums.net/threads/video-review-companionlink-software.27927/